In the 25 years since the signing of the FMLA, federal law has been mostly stagnant while states and cities have been moving forward with stronger protections. Our new report, A Foundation and a Blueprint, lifts up the leadership of these innovative states and cities to light the way toward the workplace leave laws we need now.
This year, the benefit rate and the amount of time workers can take goes up. If your leave starts in 2019, you can take up to ten weeks of paid family leave and receive 55% of your average weekly pay, up to a cap of $746.41 per week.
We are deeply saddened and grieve the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fearless champion and brilliant jurist who dedicated her life to fighting for gender equality and providing equal treatment to all under the law. She is an inspiration to us in her steadfast belief that the power of the law can and should be used to help drive necessary social change. Her philosophy paved the way for our work as a gender justice legal organization in many ways, including in her important recognition that discrimination against women hurts everyone in society and that supporting male caregivers is critical to supporting all families.